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NSF Selects 7 winners from its First-Ever NSF 2026 Idea Machine Prize Competition

Friday, February 7, 2020
Professor Vincent Conitzer was one of seven recipients of the inaugural National Science Foundation 2026 Idea Machine prize competition. 
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Ph.D. Student Wins Prestigious Teaching Award

Wednesday, January 29, 2020
Duke Economics Ph.D. student Chelsea Garber has been named a recipient of the 2020 Dean’s Awards by the Graduate School. The award recognizes “outstanding efforts in mentoring, teaching, and creating an inclusive environment for graduate education at Duke.”  Garber was shocked to learn she... Read More »
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Ethical College Admissions: Harvard's Preferences

Tuesday, January 28, 2020
A review of professor Peter Arcidiacono's paper regarding Harvard's admissions practices regarding athletes and legacy students. 
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Duke Study Shows How LinkedIn Helps Job-Seekers Get a leg Up

Tuesday, January 21, 2020
New research from professor Robert Garlick suggests that using LinkedIn can help some job-seekers get a job. 
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The Minority Report: How Errors in Census Counts Affect Federal Spending

Thursday, January 16, 2020
Professor Juan Carlos Suárez Serrato's research leads the annual Minority Report, the AEA’s Committee on the Status of Minority Groups in the Economics Profession, the National Economic Association, and the American Society of Hispanic Economists. Suárez Serrato's research looks at how census... Read More »
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China’s 2009 VAT Reform and Lumpy Investment Behaviour

Tuesday, January 14, 2020
Vox Dev features new research by professors Juan Carlos Suárez Serrato and Daniel Xu, and PhD student Xian Jiang regarding the impact of China's VAT reform. 
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Ph.D. Student Chelsea Garber Named Top Instructor in 2020 Dean's Awards

Friday, January 10, 2020
Ph.D. student Chelsea Garber was named as one of three outstanding teachers at Duke, and was awarded the 2020 Dean's Award for Excellence in Teaching. Garber is a 6th-year doctoral candidate and studies public and urban economics. 
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Professor Peter Arcidiacono Recognized for Contribution to U.S. Education Policy Research

Wednesday, January 8, 2020
Duke Economics professor Peter Arcidiacono has been named as one of the top education scholars in the United States by American Enterprise Institute director of education policy studies and Education Week blogger Frederick M. Hess. The ranking was released Wednesday, January 8.... Read More »
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2040 Vision: What Will Durham Look Like in 2040?

Monday, January 6, 2020
Professor Charles Becker weighs in on what Durham will look like in 20 years. Becker currently teaches an urban and real estate economics course that focuses on Durham.
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Duke Econ Faculty and Graduate Students to Attend Annual ASSA Meeting in San Diego

Thursday, January 2, 2020
San Diego, California. Land of sun, surf, and…economists? That’s right, it’s that time of year. The annual ASSA meeting will be held January 3 - 5, 2020. Duke faculty and graduate students will be presenting or participating as chairs, co-authors, discussants, and panelists, while Ph.D ... Read More »

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